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February 24, 1861 The Montgomery Convention completes the Constitution of the Confederate States of America
  Howell Cobb
February 24, 1864 Prisoners (about 500) begin arriving at Camp Sumter in Andersonville, Georgia
  Camp Sumter, Andersonville, Georgia
February 24, 1893 Lewis Redwine is found in a boarding house in Atlanta. He had been implicated in the Gate City Bank collapse
February 24, 1914 Jim Conley, self-professed accomplice to the murder of Mary Phagan, is sentenced to a year of hard labor for his role in the crime.
  Leo Frank and the murder of Mary Phagan
February 24, 1932 Former U. S. Senator and governor Zell Miller is born in Young Harris
  Zell Miller
  Towns County, Georgia
February 24, 1949 Georgia Women Jurors bill fails to pass the state house
  Women allowed on jury duty
February 24, 1957 About 100 members of the Ku Klux Klan visit Koinonia Farms after a Sumter County newspaper erroneously reports that the owner endorsed the applications of two black men to Georgia State College of Business Administration (now Georgia State College). They advice the owners it would be a good time to leave the county
  Sumter County, Georgia
February 24, 1976 Carter wins New Hampshire Democratic primary
  Jimmy Carter
February 24, 1982 Following almost two months of trial, the defense rests in the Wayne Williams case.
  Atlanta Child Murders
February 24, 1987 Whitney Houston receives a Grammy for The Greatest Love Of All
  Whitney Houston
February 24, 2005 Federal prosecutors claim that they informed ChoicePoint of major data security problems at the firm in early October. Earlier, ChoicePoint had claimed that they had informed California authorities of suspicious activity on certain accounts.
  ChoicePoint scandal
February 24, 2005 Georgia Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine puts Choicepoint on probation until they prove to him that they have "create[d] a system with which to promptly notify consumers of a security breach and ... hire[d] an outside firm to audit its security measures."
  ChoicePoint scandal
February 24, 2009 The state of Georgia furloughs about 25% of its workforce (25,000 workers) because of a budget shortfall
February 24, 2009 The last case of Peanut Corporation of America salmonella outbreak is reported to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta. During the 6-month outbreak 691 cases were reported in the United States and one in Canada. The infections resulted in 8 deaths.
  Peanut Corporation of America Salmonella Outbreak
February 24, 2010 Elana Meyers from Douglasville, Georgia, and teammate Erin Pac won a bronze medal in the women's two-man bobsled competition during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
  Douglas County, Georgia
February 24, 2010 Apple's Itunes online music store, crossed the 10 billion song threshold when 71-year-old Louie Sulcer of Woodstock, Ga., bought "Guess Things Happen That Way" by Johnny Cash. Steven Jobs called Sulcer to congratulate him for winning 10,000 free songs.
  Cherokee County, Georgia
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